There are less than 20 shopping days to go before Christmas. If you’re anything like me, you still have a bunch of names on your list to buy for this year. Sure, you can grab a gift card or send something on Amazon, but your giftees and your community would appreciate it if you finished your shopping locally. Staten Island is jam-packed with small businesses that offer fantastic products that your loved ones will enjoy! Just like we’ve done in previous years, This Way on Bay has compiled a list of small businesses that you can patronize this holiday season.
Back in the early1800s, the state of New York established a marine hospital on Staten Island which was used to quarantine passengers showing signs of illness as they entered New York harbor. Residents opposed “the Quarantine” from the start. By 1858, they had had enough.
BP Oddo’s Office of Tourism and Cultural Affairs launched new branding across the internet for VisitStatenIsland.com. One user on Instagram had an idea that takes one piece of their new branding from good to great.
Most New Yorkers don’t know this, but Staten Island is insanely photogenic. That’s why we think it’s important that, as residents and native Staten Islanders, that we infuse our Instagram feeds with a little bit of extra Staten Island beauty every year. That’s why, just like we did back in 2015 and 2016, we’ve compiled a list of Staten Islanders that you should be following on Instagram.
With over 60 million tourists visiting New York City every year, Staten Island gets plenty of visitors, and many of them are walking tourists. While one of the best ways to see Staten Island is by exploring all the nooks and crannies and unique neighborhoods on foot, being a pedestrian can be hazardous.
Memorial Day weekend 2017 is upon us, and for those of you who are staying local this holiday weekend, we’ve got a few Staten Island events that you’ve got to check out!
This weekend is your last chance to check out an exhibition and sale of the works of Synthia St. James, Charles Bibbs, & More. at Staten Island’s Creative Incubator HUB 17. The event is a collaboration between Nafissah Art Collectibles and media producer Frances Wilson Noellez. The exhibition has been running since April 29th, and will continue until Sunday May 7th.
If you live on Staten Island, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a new bridge being constructed next to the Goethals Bridge which connects Staten Island to New Jersey. That would be the “new Goethals Bridge,” that should be complete in 2018.
An icon of New York City, the Staten Island Ferry was one of the first subjects to be recorded in High Definition. Back in 1993, while introducing the technology, JVC filmed various scenes in New York City for a promotional video.